This class aims at for the students to acquire academic Japanese competence. Specifically, the students are requested to open the seminar on a scientist who had an inpact on you.
The following advanced skills can be acquired after this class: 1) how to manage and arrange various kinds of documents and material about a theme; 2) selective competence of the use of suitable expressions for your seminar; and 3) the timing to use proper strategies to manage your audience.
seminar, preparation, strategy, expression, Japanese culture.
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will learn advanced exercises and discuss them. Based on a theme which you select, you will prepare the materials for your seminar, and open your seminar.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance||Describe what is a good seminar.|
|Class 2||Do research on the life of a scientist who affects your life.||Briefly and simply explain a contribution to society by a scientist whom you have chosen.|
|Class 3||Make your points clear, and prepare for your seminar.||Learn how to encourage your audience to join discussions and what kinds of information should be provided to your audience to develop discussions in a seminar.|
|Class 4||Seminar 1||Comment in terms of your contribution about Seminar 1.|
|Class 5||Seminar 2||Comment in terms of your contribution about Seminar 2.|
|Class 6||Seminar 3||Comment in terms of your contribution about Seminar 3.|
|Class 7||Feedback.||Read comments and discuss how to improve your seminar.|
|Class 8||Discuss how your or your peer's Japanese is improved through your seminar.||Consider what kinds of Japanese skills are developed throughout seminars.|
Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.
Only the second year international student can take this course.